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on a teen in south philadelphia. some are looking to hike the wage rate to $15. details on what will happen today. it's cold out there, david. >> reporter: we have a chilly start and frost watch in the region. we're looking for sunshine once the sun gets up over the horizon. 44 degrees in philadelphia currently. 37 in allentown. 38 in reading, 40 in trenton. 35 in millville. several spots this morning are setting record lows, of course in the northern and western suburbs in particular we have the frost advisory until 8:00 a.m. you might have missed this yesterday. it's not too late to get out there and bring in the potted plants and cover up the sensitive stuff if you have something like that. there could brief frost around the region, but north and west is the worst. 40 degrees by 6:00 a.m.
45 by 8:00 a.m. coats required this morning, it will stay kind of chilly today. is afternoon and pretty much the same by 6:00 p.m. bright conditions, but breezy and cool. rain on the way, i'll have that coming up. >> reporter: of course rain is on the way. the construction is clearing on the schuylkill expressway eastbound near the blue route. no problems, traffic getting by, the right lane was blocked, but not a problem right now. we have fire department activity in center city blocking all lanes at race and 7th. stick to the vine or any of the numbered streets to get around race street.
no problems coming in and out of the city, it's a very quiet scene. we have construction westbound on the pennsylvania turnpike near fort washington, the eastbound has cleared matt and tam. we're following a developing story, a teen is fighting for his life and we're still seeing karen here, here we go, a teen is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting overnight. the gunfire erupted in south philadelphia before midnight. police say the gunman shot the 17-year-old nearly ten times. the teen is in critical condition. we'll have more on the story including a description of the vehicle in a live report at 5:30. opening statements are said to begin in the federal corruption trial of philadelphia congressman chaka fattah. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live at federal court in center city with a preview. katherine. >> reporter: of course this is a veteran congressman we're talking about here. a lot of people are watching the case. opening statements are set to
begin as the corruption trial gets underway for chaka fattah. the 11-term congressman is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds to pay off debt and enrich family and friends. he lost his bid for a 12th term in last month's primary. fattah and four associates are charged with racquet tiering and wire fraud and money laundering. two other aids pleaded guilty. his son is serving a sentence for corruption conviction. fattah said he was and failure targeted by the fbi and he has done nothing wrong. the trial could last 8 weeks. 5:03. police say a man killed his girlfriend and set a bucks county motel on fire in a painfully bizarre ways toking
gas on her as he smoked a cigarette. this happened at the lincoln hotel in bensalem. kevin small bought a cup of gas at a wawa across the street and tossed it on elizabeth bacon smith when he got angry. officers found smalls not far away with burns to his hands. he is charged with criminal homicide and arson. several people at the hotel were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, they are expected to be okay. grief counselors and chaplains will be on hand at a cumberland county high school days after two students were killed in a car crash. daisia sulton and her friend hit
a tree. it is unclear why they lost control. democrat-led labor committee will consider a bill to raise the 15-dollar an hour. new jersey voted in 2013 to tie the state wage to the inflation rate. governor christie's office called it a job killing measure that would destroy the state's economy. pennsylvania lawmakers return to harrisburg as the start of the new fiscal year gets going. 2016 physic -- fiscal plan was agreed upon last month.
the new fiscal year starts july 1. donald trump is making it clear, he is not considering marko rubio as his running mate. the florida's senator's name is making the round for the presumptive gop nominee. speculation heightened after it reported five names under consideration. others cited in the post story john kasich. ted cruz, chris christie and 2008 vice presidential nominee sarah palin. hillary clinton is making a final push in kentucky. the former secretary is touring the state in advance of the primary vote. she appeared at churches in louisville and held rallies at ft.
mitchell. we've got breaking news coming to us from at this time. let's take a look at what the action cam is seeing outside the police headquarters 1700 block of race street. they had a scene in there this morning, just a short while ago, a half-hour ago, fire cruise -- crews went to the second floor to the radio room. a light was smoking in the radio room area. fire crews are trying to figure out what was going on. police operations are not affected. everybody is okay. the action cam on the scene, police headquarters a little fire breaking out in the radio room. we'll keep an eye on this one, we sue the fire truck leaving the scene. let's turn to accuweather, i thought we got rid of jack frost. >> reporter: a little frost advisory in effect in the northern and western suburbs as we look outside we're dry and looking at sunshine coming up
over the horizon later on. let's get you outside, sunshine aplenty on the way up over the horizon. sky6 live hd looking good, but unfortunately we have cooled down, excuse me, i cannot get that going today. 44 degrees is the temperature in philadelphia. 41 in wilmington. we have slipped into the upper 30s in allentown, reading and lancaster. 40 in trenton. 35 in millville. some of the numbers are already record lows this morning. trenton is one of them. again in the northern and western suburbs like the lehigh valley, north hampton and lehigh valley and berks county there's a frost advisory in effect this morning. still not too late to get the potted plants in and cover up sensitive stuff. the cloud cover has gotten out of town for the most part and we are building with lots of sunshine this morning. it will be sunny in the lehigh valley, 65 is the high, kind of breezy and cool out there, still a good looking day. more of the same down the shore,
breezy and cool, 62 degrees, but lots of sunshine. a good visual day if you're out and about you'll want the jacket. it's the same story in philadelphia. lots of sun, breezy, high around 65 late this afternoon and there are the winds out of the west at 12 to 25 miles per hour. that's pretty blustery if you're out for your walk or doing something make sure you get the jacket on and maybe a hood up. for the phillies tonight you'll want a sweatshirt and maybe a couple of layers, miami marlin also in town, first pitch 64. 9th inning, 56 degrees we may be breezy as we go through the game. overnight, then, increasing clouds and cool, 41 is the overnight low. at times we'll start out on the cloudy skies, sprinkles and showers building in. a little bit damp tomorrow.
the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 65. mostly sunny and breezy. tomorrow, cloudy, 62. there could light showers around most of them appear to be in the southern half of the region. wednesday, cloudy, and improving to 66. thursday and friday, low 70s, lots of sunshine. the coming weekend, cloudy skies on saturday, 9. there's the possibility of rain, it all depends on the track and strength of an upper level low pressure system which kept us cloudy and damp for a while. maybe this will miss us, but we'll have to allow for rain on start and maybe rain on sunday. less rain than last week. >> reporter: yes. two dogs are dead in a california neighborhood and authorities suspect they were victims of killer bees. cincinnati reds has become philadelphia public enemy number one with philadelphia sports fans, we'll explain why.
>> reporter: traffic moving nicely, light volume roads are dry, we'll take you to exton, chester county coming up. a man who was known for his performances in the wire spent time in jail over the weekend. we'll have that in the morning buzz. at giant, shoppers low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices. my giant.
start you off. you can see the flashing lights, it's happening on i-95 southbound here's an accident near washington avenue on the off-ramp mostly on the shoulder, traffic is getting by. scanned our cameras and saw the accident scene. i-95 southbound near washington. you want to watch for that accident just in there right now. on the boulevard, southbound traffic moving pretty nicely as you head toward the schuylkill expressway, no problems, roads are clear and dry, not causing an issue out there this morning. we have construction on the turnpike westbound between fort washington and valley forge. we've got the left lane blocked. eastbound we had the right lane getting by for a while. eastbound construction has cleared, westbound we have it out there. let's look at the temperatures. it's sitting at the freezing mark in martins creek. 37 in quakertown. 36 in coatsville, 36 in ken nets square, 39 in saint david. 44 in center city.
at philadelphia international the record low is 40. it's 40 in browns mills. 39 in gandys beach. 39 in dover, delaware. you need the coat as you head out this morning. it's cold. new on "action news," a northern california neighborhood overtaken by a swarm of aggressive bees is back to normal. someone called in a bee expert after a amateur beekeeper left the hide. it african bees are suspected of killing two dogs and stinging people. coast guard suspended the search for a woman who fell from a passenger cruise ship, the carnival liberty was near galveston texas. crews searched for 20 hours and
covered 4400 square miles. they are unsure while she fell. a fight broke out on busy street in houston. things escalated the two drivers got out of their vehicles and started throw blows. once the fight was over, the truck driver backed into the white car and sped off. no word if police have made any arrests. phillies host miami marlins, morgan was knocked out in the 4th inning and the phillies went on to lose 9-4. the phillies finished with 12 hits, but left a season high 16 runners on base. first basement joey votto maiden -- made enemies at
citizens bank park, he said he was paying back phillies fans for heckling him. they give you a hard time during the game, i was giving them a hard time back, it's just my way of playing around. the kids are looking for the ball, don't do it. the largest cruise ship is on its way to the maiden voyage right now. a woman in canada drove
night. took a wrong turn and plunged into the harbor. the woman got out and swam to shore. the car sank. police pulled it out the next day. >> reporter: i'm always trying to get my girls to read the maps not go by the gps. i always open it up on my phone and give it to them when i drive. they have to learn map skills. i-95 southbound the off ranch to washington avenue we have the right lane blocked with more emergency workers that came to the scene, it already started to slow i-95 southbound the off ramp to washington avenue. mass transit, everything is looking good, new jersey transit atlantic city rail line shuttle busing 30th street to pennsauken around the clock, while they repair the dellair bridge. >> reporter: chill in in sports,
staying cool and we're dressing the kids in jackets on the way to school and the way home. the pollen count will be on the medium high side, but getting better over the next couple of days because we're looking at increasing clouds cover and showers coming in. 43 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m., 48. chilly this morning, in some spots we've had hit record lows and there's scattered frost around for the next couple of hours. 65 degrees is the high, we won't hit that until 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. on the birthed at the airport we're looking -- on the big board at the airport, we're looking at all green aircraft and no signs of precipitation in our big travel cities. a big boom in construction can leave a big mess. wendy saltzman found out every contractor is not playing by the rules. >> reporter: junk garbage and debris cluttering the streets and where you live a blight to
our communities. "action news" investigates the hot spots where vacant lots are becoming illegal dumping grounds you're paying to clean it up. it costs the streets departments $3 million a year. >> reporter: bricks and concrete and bags filled with trash. we're tracking down the dumpers caught on camera. the neighbors complain about these bricks. did you drop the bricks off? yeah. >> reporter: don't miss my exclusive investigation, illegal dumping ground on "action news" tonight at 11:00 p.m. 5:22 up next in the morning buzz, a woman taken to the florida hospital and the shark still attached to her arm. the man who plays one of our country's founding fathers in a broadway smash hit will be giving a commencement address at
a university today. >> reporter: good morning, topping america's money the 40 billion-dollar cruise industry has a new addition. the ship is 1200 feet long. it can carry 8500 people. it has 20 restaurants and 23 pools. the price tag $1 billion. disney our parent company had the top two films this weekend at the box office with captain america civil war on top with $73 million in ticket sales. ment jungle book came in second with 18 million. mark zuckerburg made money faster than anyone in history. he is worth an at the same estid $51 billion. that means he made $4.4 million for everyday he is alive.
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shooting. happening today, the corruption trial of chaka fattah. some of you might want to pull out the winter jacket for the morning rush. the western suburbs are waking up to frost this morning. it's cold. let's go over to david and karen. >> reporter: we are waking up to a clear start, we have seen the temperatures drop overnight and we're looking at a cool start. there's the satellite reinforcing the idea we're in store for lots of sun. 40 in trenton him that's a record there. 37 in allentown. 38 in reading. some of the areas looking at new record lows this morning. some frost forming especially right around now. if you run out quickly in the northern and western suburbs and grab the potted plants you'll be okay. berks, lehigh and north hampton counties are the